l7nb5rb8_italy-coronavirus-outbreak-reuters_625x300_28_February_20 European Union Raises Coronavirus Danger Degree From Average To 'Excessive'

Over 80,000 coronavirus circumstances have been recorded on the earth throughout 68 international locations. (Representational)

Brussels:


The European Union’s illness management company has elevated its danger stage for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 from reasonable to excessive, EU Fee president Ursula von der Leyen stated on Monday.

“The ECDC has introduced immediately that the danger stage has risen from reasonable to excessive for individuals within the European Union. In different phrases, the virus continues to unfold,” she stated.


The European Centre for Illness Prevention and Management is offering day by day updates on the progress of the outbreak. As of early Monday it counted 89,006 circumstances on the earth throughout 68 international locations.

Europe has not been as arduous hit as China, however a number of member international locations have had outbreaks and the EU is scrambling to coordinate the well being response.

Italy has had it worst, with 1,694 individuals examined optimistic.

“As of this morning, we’ve 2,100 confirmed circumstances in 18 EU member states and we’ve 38 residents who’ve misplaced their lives,” EU Well being Commissioner Stella Kyriakides stated

“Completely different member states face totally different challenges in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. Italy is dealing with a state of affairs which isn’t the identical as different member states.”

Source : NDTV

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